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Im having surgery done to take out a IUD & they are gonna use laparoscopy how long do it take for the anesthesia to wear off?

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Dr. David Edsall
Anesthesiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Minutes

A general anesthetic shoudl take 5 minutes to be (responsive to stimulation), 15 minutes to be awake (open eyes on command) 30 minutes to be allert ( count to ten without stopping).
If you have are given pain or nausea meds after anesthesia you may get sleepy from that but the anesthesia is long gone with little or no effect by 1 hour.

In brief: Minutes

A general anesthetic shoudl take 5 minutes to be (responsive to stimulation), 15 minutes to be awake (open eyes on command) 30 minutes to be allert ( count to ten without stopping).
If you have are given pain or nausea meds after anesthesia you may get sleepy from that but the anesthesia is long gone with little or no effect by 1 hour.
Dr. David Edsall
Dr. David Edsall
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Quickly

For this simple procedure you more than likely will not be under long.
The anesthesiologist will plan you medicaitions and time it for the wake up time. All things considered, you will more than likely wake up fairly quickly, usually as they take you off the table and going back to the recovery room. Wake up sleepy head!

In brief: Quickly

For this simple procedure you more than likely will not be under long.
The anesthesiologist will plan you medicaitions and time it for the wake up time. All things considered, you will more than likely wake up fairly quickly, usually as they take you off the table and going back to the recovery room. Wake up sleepy head!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Henry Garcia
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: ?laparoscopy

We usually perform a hysteroscopy to remove an imbedded iud.
Laparoscopy is only need if the iud has perforated the uterine wall. Recovery from anesthesia is quick.

In brief: ?laparoscopy

We usually perform a hysteroscopy to remove an imbedded iud.
Laparoscopy is only need if the iud has perforated the uterine wall. Recovery from anesthesia is quick.
Dr. Henry Garcia
Dr. Henry Garcia
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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very quickly

Although there is some variation, for a short procedure such as this, you will be awake several minutes after completion and.
Be fully alert within half hour.

In brief: Very quickly

Although there is some variation, for a short procedure such as this, you will be awake several minutes after completion and.
Be fully alert within half hour.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not long

After laparoscopy a patient will usually awaken within the first 5 to 30 minutes upon arrival in the recovery room.

In brief: Not long

After laparoscopy a patient will usually awaken within the first 5 to 30 minutes upon arrival in the recovery room.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: 5 mins

Most patients wake up in recovery room and have no recall of even being in the operating room. If you have a short procedure you will wake even more quickly.
The speed at which you become clear headed can be affected by the pain medications you are taking after the procedure.

In brief: 5 mins

Most patients wake up in recovery room and have no recall of even being in the operating room. If you have a short procedure you will wake even more quickly.
The speed at which you become clear headed can be affected by the pain medications you are taking after the procedure.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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